New Delhi: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is entering Indian market. As part of his plans for the India entry of the electric car maker, Musk said the process to bring Tesla cars to India would begin in January 2021. Musk earlier said the electric car maker was finally ready to enter the India market in 2021. Musk also revealed his plans to bring Tesla cars to India in his response to a Twitter post that asked about the progress on Tesla's planned entry into India. “Next year for sure,” Musk responded to the tweet that posted pictures of T-shirts with India wants Tesla’ and ‘India loves Tesla’ printed on them. “Thanks for waiting,” he added.
Musk always wanted to bring Tesla to India, but in a 2018 Twitter post, he cited “some challenging government regulations” as a hurdle, while criticising the foreign direct investment (FDI) norms for the delay in the electric car maker’s entry into the Indian market.
“Would love to be in India. Some challenging government regulations, unfortunately,” Musk tweeted in response to a Twitter user who wrote ‘No Tesla in India’ on his Twitter handle. However, whether Musk will announce a Tesla plant in India to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi's domestic manufacturing dream or source them from other facilities (Gigafactory in Shanghai, China is the nearest one) is not yet clear. Reacting to a tweet by Tesla Club India that is there a India team working on the next year for sure scheduled Tesla entry, Musk said: “Will release order configurator probably in Jan.” It means that Tesla sales teams are working on building custom sales and production orders for the India market, ensuring orders are complete and validated once the configuration is finished.